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" I have lived, Sir, a long time ; and, the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that GOD governs in the affairs of men. And, if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without... "
A History of the United States of America: On a Plan Adapted to the Capacity ... - Page 232
by Charles Augustus Goodrich - 1835 - 352 pages
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Stand Up, America!-A Grassroots Bible Study to Restore Righteousness to the Land

Carole J. Keller - Religion - 2006 - 320 pages
...time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth— that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to...probable that an empire can rise without His aid?" [William J. Federer, America's God and Country Encyclopedia Of Quotations: Fame Publishing, Inc. (1996),...
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Memorial Day

Robert Haven Schauffler - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 360 pages
...long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of the truth that God governs in the affairs of men; and if a sparrow cannot fall to...probable that an empire can rise without His aid?" To a trusted friend who visited him during the dark days of the Civil War, President Lincoln said,...
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Of Thee I Speak: A Collection of Patriotic Quotes, Essays, and Speeches

Steven Fantina - Reference - 2006 - 240 pages
...Washington The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth— that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to...is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?--Benjamin Franklin Judéo-Christian roots support our luscious American tree. —Doug Giles1 Nor...
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Physical: An American Checkup

James McManus - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 255 pages
...Lynn and Dick Cheney's Christmas card quoted Benjamin Franklin — wildly out of context, but still: "And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without...probable that an empire can rise without His aid?" As the painter Frederick (played by Max von Sydow) observed in Hannah and Her Sisters: "If Jesus came...
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The Roman Predicament: How the Rules of International Order Create the ...

Harold James - Political Science - 2006 - 166 pages
...President and Lynne Cheney in 2003 sent out a Christmas card with a quotation from Benjamin Franklin: "And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without...is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?"36 The new discussion of imperialism as a model is quite perplexing. In particular, some committed...
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Winning the 21st Century

Don Nixon - Religion - 2007 - 108 pages
...constitutional delegates were at a stalemate for several weeks. Franklin addressed the convention: "I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I...probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I therefore beg leave to move... that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its...
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American Idols: Reaching the Starbucks Generation

Mark Mason - Religion - 2007 - 196 pages
...Ingersoll, Humanist I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God Governs the affairs...probable that an empire can rise without His aid? -Benjamin Franklin to George Washington The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow...
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In the Name of Education

Jonas E. Alexis - Poetry - 2007 - 411 pages
...time, and the longer 1 live, the more convincing proofs \ see of this truth— that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to...without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the scared writings, that "except the Lord build the House they labor in vain that build it." Ï firmly...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: 1706-1757, Volume 1; Volumes 1706-1757

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 228 pages
...long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that GOD governs in the affairs of men! And if a sparrow cannot fall to...empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured in the sacred writings that "except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it." I...
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The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin

Lorraine Smith Pangle - History - 2007 - 277 pages
...time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the Affairs of Men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to...is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?54 Should the Americans forget God, they will be like the builders of Babel, Franklin warns, and...
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